Planning & Implementing Windows Server 2008 Servers (Exam 70-646)

Course ID: HLT 6433

Course Length: 5 days

Course Description:
This five day course is intended for IT Professionals who are interested in the knowledge and skills necessary to plan and implement a Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 R2 environment. It incorporates both the planning of the server infrastructure and key aspects of the implementation, management and maintenance of Active Directory and Network Infrastructure. It is the primary training resource for Exam 70-646 preparation (MCITP: Server Administrator certification). It covers the most important job tasks for Server Administrators who are responsible for the planning, operations, and day-to-day maintenance of Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 R2 servers in the enterprise.

Target Student:
This course is intended for experienced IT Professionals looking to gain deeper insight and decision making knowledge for a variety of planning and implementation tasks typically carried out by Server Administrators. Also, this course is relevant for you if you have been working as a Server Administrator on a previous version of Windows Server and want to update your skills to the Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 R2 Sp1 environment.
The course is intended to build on the student's existing skills in the areas of Active Directory and Network Infrastructure for Windows Server 2008, therefore it is not suitable for new or inexperienced server administrators.

Prerequisites:
Before attending this course, students must possess the following skillset and knowledge:

  • At least one year experience in implementing or contributing to server and client planning
  • At least one year experience carrying out day to day network Infrastructure and Active Directory management and maintenance tasks
  • Technology skills equivalent to moc course 6418C: Deploying Windows Server 2008
Recommended Courses:
  • MCTS: Windows Server 2008 Active Directory Configuration
  • Equivalent course(s): 6425 and 6426
  • MCTS: Windows Server 2008 Network Infrastructure Configuration
  • Equivalent course(s): 6421

Delivery Method:
Instructor led, group-paced, classroom-delivery learning model with structured hands-on activities.

Performance-Based Objectives :
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  • Plan Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 R2 Sp1 deployments and upgrades
  • Plan server management and delegated administration strategies
  • Plan for network addressing with IPv4 and IPv6 and also the provisioning of DNS services
  • Plan and provision Active Directory Domain Services
  • Plan and implement Group Policy strategy
  • Plan and implement Active Directory Certificate Services
  • Plan and provision Application servers including Web services, presentation virtualization and application virtualization
  • Plan and implement file and print server roles
  • Plan and implement secure network access policies such as VPNs, Network Access Protection (NAP) and Direct Access
  • Plan and provision data and storage
  • Plan and implement an update management strategy using Windows Server Update Services (WSUS)
  • Plan and implement high availability
  • Plan for server performance and event monitoring
  • Plan and implement a backup and recovery strategy

Course Content

Module 1: Planning Server Deployment and Upgrade
Topic 1A: Developing a Deployment Strategy
Topic 1B: Virtualization Considerations
Topic 1C: Selecting an Automation Strategy
Topic 1D: Implementing an Automation Strategy
Lab : Planning and Implementing Server Deployment

Module 2: Planning Server Management and Delegated Administration
This module explains how to plan for server management and delegated administration on Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 R2 environments
Topic 2A: Remote Server Management Tools
Topic 2B: Decentralizing Systems Administration
Lab : Implementing Role-Based Systems Administration

Module 3: Planning Network Addressing and Name Resolution
This module explains how to plan for IPv4 and IPv6 addressing in your network and to plan and implement DNS and DHCP in a Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 R2 environment
Topic 3A: Provisioning IPv4 Addresses on Enterprise Networks
Topic 3B: Provisioning IPv6 Addresses on Enterprise Networks
Topic 3C: Transitioning to IPv6
Topic 3D: Provisioning DNS Services on Enterprise Networks
Lab : Planning and Implementing DHCP and DNS

Module 4: Planning and Provisioning Active Directory Domain Services
This module explains how to plan and provision Active Directory Domain Services in Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 R2 environments.
Topic 4A: Deploying Domain Controllers in Multi-Site Organizations
Topic 4B: Planning Administrative and Management Structures for AD DS
Topic 4C: Planning a Maintenance Strategy for AD DS
Topic 4D: Planning a Backup and Restore Strategy for AD DS
Lab : Planning for Active Directory Domain Services

Module 5: Planning Group Policy Strategy
This module explains how to plan and implement Group Policy strategy n Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 R2 environments
Topic 5A: Planning Group Policy Settings
Topic 5B: Planning the Assignment of Group Policies
Topic 5C: Planning the Management of Group Policy Objects
Lab : Planning and Implementing Group Policy

Module 6: Planning Active Directory Certificate Services
This module explains how to plan Active Directory Certificate Services in Windows Server 2008 and Window Server 2008 R2 environments.
Topic 6A: Enterprise PKI Deployment and Administration
Topic 6B: Managing Certificate Templates
Topic 6C: Planning Certificate Enrollment and Revocation
Lab : Configuring Certificate Services

Module 7: Planning and Provisioning Application Servers
This module explains how to plan and provision application servers in Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 R2 environments.
Topic 7A: Planning and Provisioning Web Services
Topic 7B: Planning and Provisioning Presentation Virtualization
Topic 7C: Planning and Provisioning Application Virtualization
Lab : Planning and Provisioning Application Servers

Module 8: Planning File and Print Services
This module explains how to plan and implement File and Print services in your Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 R2 environment.
Topic 8A: Provisioning File Services
Topic 8B: Provisioning and Managing Storage
Topic 8C: Provisioning and Managing Network Print Services
Topic 8D: Migrating File and Print Services
Lab : Planning and Implementing File and Print Services

Module 9: Planning Network Access
This module explains how to plan and implement your network infrastructure components in your Windows Server 2008 and Windows server 2008 R2 environment.
Topic 9A: Planning Network Security
Topic 9B: Planning Virtual Private Networks
Topic 9C: Planning Network Access Protection
Topic 9D: Planning DirectAccess
Lab : Planning and Implementing Network Access

Module 10: Provisioning Data and Storage
This module explains how to provision data and storage in your Windows Server 2008 and Windows server 2008 R2 environment.
Topic 10A: Planning and Implementing Distributed File System
Topic 10B: Planning and Implementing BranchCache
Topic 10C: Provisioning Storage
Lab : Planning and Implementing Data Access

Module 11: Planning Update Deployment
This module explains how to plan and implement a Windows Server Update Service topology and how to deploy and manage updates in your Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 R2 environment.
Topic 11A: WSUS Topologies
Topic 11B: Update Management
Lab : Multi-Site WSUS Deployment

Module 12: Planning High Availability
This module explains how to plan and implement High Availability in your Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 R2 environment.
Topic 12A: Planning Network Load Balancing
Topic 12B: Planning Failover Clustering
Topic 12C: Planning for Service Availability
Lab : Planning and Implementing High Availability

Module 13: Planning Performance and Event Monitoring
This module explains how to plan for performance and event monitoring in your Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 R2 environment.
Topic 13A: Monitoring and Analyzing Server Performance
Topic 13B: Managing Events
Lab : Planning and Implementing Event Log Management

Module 14: Enterprise Backup and Recovery
This module explains how to plan for back ups and disaster recovery in your Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 R2 environment.
Topic 14A: Disaster Recovery Concepts
Topic 14B: Planning Windows Server Backup
Topic 14C: Planning Recovery of Data and servers
Lab : Backing Up and Restoring from VHD